Language Policies in English-dominant Countries: Six Case Studies

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Michael L. Herriman, Barbara Burnaby
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
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This text provides an analysis of current policies on language(s) in the USA, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. The linguistic background of each country is examined along with the status of languages, as determined by statute or practice. Consequences for all languages and language education are also analyzed.
  

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Contents

Language Policy in a Democratic South Africa
15
Language Policy in Australia
35
Defining the Ineffable
62
Languages and Language Policy in Britain
99
Language Policy in the United States
122
Language Policies in Canada
159
References
220
Index
236
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